Strategic Partnerships of HU Berlin

Strategic development of collaborations with selected partner universities in the area of research, teaching and governance – collaboration between universities with a common vision

With its strategic partnerships, Humboldt-Universität is actively intensifying international collaborations in research, teaching and governance. The University has, therefore, been developing a range of strategic partnerships with internationally renowned institutes of higher education since 2012, starting with its multitude of international contacts. Tightly knit cooperation and a special, mutual trust promote exchanges between these universities at all levels. Within a strategic partnership, the partner universities benefit, in addition, from excellent regional networks that allow them access to contacts and information.

In consultation with its strategic partners, Humboldt-Universität develops different formats, funding lines and events. These depict the international profile of Humboldt-Universität and focus on various target groups within the University.  

With its strategic partnerships, Humboldt-Universität pursues the following objectives:

  • Strategic profile development
  • Further development of international visibility
  • Support of cutting-edge research
  • Promotion of young researchers
  • Networking and exchange at governance and executive levels
  • Development of regional focuses


When selecting a strategic partner, the partners’ successful projects and collaborations as well as their future potential play a key role. A strategic partnership is initiated in a bottom-up process according to clearly defined criteria based on scientific excellence, existing relationships and global distribution of the strategic partners, among other things.

Strategic Partners of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Princeton LogoPrinceton University

Profile partner since October 2012

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NUS logoNational University of Singapore

Profile partner since 2014


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USP LogoUniversidade de São Paulo

Profile partner since October 2015


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"Central European Network for Teaching and Research in Academic Liaison"

Founded in 2014
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Eötvös-Loránd-University Budapest
Charles-University Prague
University of Warszaw
University of Vienna

Besides its individual strategic partnerships, Humboldt-Universität cooperates with University of Oxford, National University of Singapore and University of Melbourne as part of the Berlin University Alliance.http://resolveuid/ec24f4461ddb4c668a5b671dee3fea65

Dr. Britta Schumacher
International Department

Tel.: +49 30 2093 20088